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Nevada Mule Deer Hunting 2024

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Nevada has some great genetics, and on good moisture years like this, it can really produce some great bucks. Southeastern Nevada is the more popular area when it comes to trophy class bucks. These units typically have lower tag numbers, great genetics, and thick enough cover for bucks to grow old. Those units produced a bunch of giant bucks, including the one on the cover of this magazine that will be the fourth largest buck ever harvested in Nevada. This is the largest mule deer killed in Nevada in the last 55 years.

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The units in Northern and Central Nevada are producing some great bucks as well and should be looked at for an opportunity at 150-170"+ bucks. If you are looking for a 180" buck, you should stick to our top picks unless you have inside information on where a big buck is.

Nevada Mule Deer Season Dates

Nevada has been in a drought for a number of years, and then had a hard winter in 2022/2023. The combination of those events has affected the deer numbers in the state. The Nevada deer population is the lowest it has been since the early 1980s. Nevada is taking steps to try to turn their deer herd around. They cut all antlerless deer tags and changed the resident junior deer tags to antlered only. These two changes should help with herd growth. They have also cut deer tags throughout the state and will most likely cut tags in a handful of units again this year.

For specific units, seasons, and dates please consult the regulations.

Nevada has one of the earliest archery seasons in the West. It’s a great time to be chasing velvet bucks. Most units’ seasons start out with a month-long archery hunt that begins August 10th followed by a three-week muzzleloader season that runs into October. Several units have split rifle hunts (early and late) and two-week seasons, with some exceptions. Most of the northwest units have an extended month-long season from October 5th to November 5th to allow hunters more opportunity to harvest in units that have lower deer densities. Units 101-109 and 171-173 have three different rifle seasons. There are quite a few other units with different season dates than the normal ones, which allows some premium hunt dates for all weapons. The wide variety of hunts offered during different times of the year provides plenty of opportunities to fit a hunt into your schedule.

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Nevada’s deer population, like all other states, is tied to suitable habitat. With the dry, arid climate that encompasses much of the state, it’s understandable that deer densities are not as high as other western states. On top of that Nevada deer have to compete with wild mustangs that are completely overpopulated throughout the entire state. Even in Nevada’s top units, mature bucks can be difficult to find, so prepare for a long hunt regardless of the trophy potential of that unit and know that a great buck can come from almost any unit in the state.

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Nevada Deer Application Deadline

The Nevada application deadline is May 8, 2024 at 11:00 p.m. (PDT).

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Up-Front Fees
Hunt/Fish Combo License (365-day license) $156
Youth Hunt/Fish Combo License (365-day license) $16
Application Fee (all species except elk) $14
Silver State Tag Application Fee (all species except elk) $24
PIW Application Fee $11
Bonus Point Only Fee $11
Post Draw Fees (if successful)
Deer (regular draw tag) $241


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